• StoneRidgeCellars Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 27, 2021 - Nice fruit aroma still present, palate was mild dark fruit with a little cocoa. Structure was balanced with well integrated tannin and just enough acidity remaining. Might have been a few years past prime but still very enjoyable.

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  • StoneRidgeCellars Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 15, 2021 - Despite being outside the drinking window, it was still wonderfully balanced, had fruit remaining to have a bright perform and a smooth texture. Not quite as complex as older Bordeaux’s can be, but very ice. Drank with John Rav.

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  • COWS Likes this wine: 85 points

    April 24, 2021 - Still a little life. A bit muddy and colour fading rapidly now. Nose was a little reminiscent of French Polish but not in a volatile way. Just deep and nutty. Maybe a bit of leather and tobacco in there too. Palate was still full and now very soft and easy. Finish was quite short but still not drying. I was pleasantly surprised.

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  • bugdoced Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 15, 2020 - in a great spot and drinking well
    went so well with the gnocchi and corvina at Vie
    felt like the last supper before the politicians shut everything down

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  • englishman's claret wrote: 90 points

    September 25, 2020 - The 1995 Clos du Marquis is an enjoyable, rustic wine probably at its apogee now. The wild raspberry, walnut, lapsang souchong, and leather nose is wonderful, but the palate is slightly angular and still loaded with wooly tannin. To some extent, that’s the year. But I wouldn’t wait for the tannin to mellow before consuming these because that beautiful nose will be gone.

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  • ManhattanBeach wrote:

    September 12, 2020 - With slow braised shoulder of lamb. Silky, glossy, fresh, not tired at all. Not sure this was past its best, but also didn't feel that there was very much there - a very good complement to the food but so reserved a partner it seemed to lack any presence of its own.

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  • gothamfreerider Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 16, 2020 - Notes of violets, graphite, and smoked cherries. Best drank after a quick decant, fruit fades quickly after opening. Enjoyable wine. I think a little past peak. Open it up...

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  • CellarV Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 29, 2019 - Have had some bottle variation with this, but the two I opened today were both lovely. Mature but lots of fruit and depth. 1 bottle left, so hope that's another goody!

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  • Bizet’s Carménère Likes this wine:

    November 22, 2019 - At Petey’s with prime rib

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  • Odedis.Wine.reviews wrote: 91 points

    July 13, 2019 - This is a very enjoyable Left Bank Bordeaux with some nice age.

    Showing red and black fruits with earth, chocolates, tobacco leaf, light oak, vegetables, wet leaves, herbs and peppercorn.

    Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

    Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tart pomegranates.

    This 24 year old is showing great complexity and mouthfeel at this point. Elegant and tasty.

    Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins.

    Robert Parker 90 points.

    I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

    A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

    12.5% alcohol by volume.

    91 points.

    $120.

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